I grew up playing under these big morula trees that you see pictured above. There is quite a lot of them concentrated around this one area, sadly the image above doesn't capture the whole lot of them and it doesn't also show my family home or rather my grandmothers's home which is literally around the corner from these tress. It would have been lovely to share a little bit more detail with you through the images.
But what I can share in a little more detail is my relationship with the morula trees. So not only were these trees my everyday playground but they were also a very important source of nutrition for us village folk in the summer. Their fruits and nuts were a big part of our summer nourishment.
The whole village including goats, would feast on the morula fruit for as long as it was about until the end and then we would wait for their sun dried kernels that are usually just scattered around. everywhere. I used to gather lots of these using the lower front part of my dresses as a basket. I would gather so many, settle under a morula treee and pound away for hours at the hard shells until they let go of their nutritious nuts.
As strange as it may sound, my connection and love for the morula trees runs deep hence why you will find it included in all of the Ntuka blends. There are others too that I have not mentioned. Ximenia, baobab, mongongo, kalahari melon etc. which are abundantly available in my country. Ximenia fruit is another one that I grew up eating and equally holds a special place in my heart.